The debut gameplay trailer for Ubisoft’s highly anticipated game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, left some gamers disappointed due to apparent performance problems. While the trailer showcased exciting action, the sometimes-struggling framerate left an underwhelming first impression. Ubisoft’s decision to reveal the game in this state has drawn criticism, drawing parallels to the early reveal of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy by Eidos-Montreal and Square Enix.
Assassin Creed Mirage
Similar to the early reveal of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Ubisoft may have followed Eidos-Montreal’s missteps by showcasing Assassin’s Creed Mirage before it was fully ready. This premature unveiling has resulted in backlash from fans and raises concerns about Ubisoft’s marketing strategy for a game that carries significant expectations.
Comparisons to Guardians of the Galaxy
The first glimpse of Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s gameplay trailer revealed a product that appeared less polished than expected, just months away from its release. This has drawn comparisons to the much-criticized gameplay debut trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. However, Eidos-Montreal listened to feedback from players regarding the rough state of Guardians of the Galaxy’s gameplay reveal and addressed the performance problems, eventually delivering a unique and well-received Marvel game.
Addressing Performance Issues
Just as Eidos-Montreal worked to resolve problems with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy after an underwhelming response to its gameplay reveal, Ubisoft needs to take similar action with Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Despite the excitement surrounding the game’s back-to-basics approach, the uneven framerate and jerky animations visible in the trailer have left a negative impression on potential buyers. Given that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is positioned as a return to form and an evolution of the franchise, Ubisoft cannot afford to let it fail.
A Critical Release for Assassin’s Creed
After years of titles that deviated from the series’ roots, Ubisoft has promised that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will mark a return to form. This game has generated enthusiasm among fans who were turned off by the franchise’s lengthy entries, making it crucial for Ubisoft to ensure that Assassin’s Creed Mirage doesn’t feel rushed or unfinished upon release.
Potential Benefits and Stakes
According to Game Rant, The success of Assassin’s Creed Mirage holds potential benefits for Ubisoft beyond just profits from a single title. If successful, it could open the door to a second revenue stream for the company, focused on smaller, shorter Assassin’s Creed experiences. However, if technical problems create a negative first impression for players, it could spell trouble for future similar titles. Ubisoft must ensure that every aspect of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, from combat to parkour, meets players’ expectations.
Time for Polish
With several months remaining before its release, Ubisoft has ample time to address the technical problems highlighted in Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s gameplay trailer. If they can deliver the necessary polish, similar to Eidos-Montreal’s approach, concerns about the game’s quality should be resolved by the October release date. Failing to do so may require more than just a day-one release on Ubisoft+ to make Assassin’s Creed Mirage a hit.